Who am I?
Hailing from the flat, landlocked prairies of Canada, I serendipitously ended up on the path of a marine biologist. I now study the corals of the Great Barrier Reef with Dr. Sean Connolly at James Cook University, Australia.
I completed my BSc at my hometown university, the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) where I worked with Drs. James Hare (Honours supervisor), Gail Davoren, Darren Gillis, Gary Anderson, and Margaret Docker. From there, I did a research-based MSc at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada) where I worked on prey chemical communication of predation threats with Drs. Maud Ferrari and Doug Chivers. I also interned in the lab of Dr. Ludovic Dickel at the Université de Caen-Normandie (Normandy, France).
Currently, I am looking to model coral thermal tolerance evolution with the long-term goal of applying our findings to better manage of the Great Barrier Reef in the context of climate change.
I started as a behavioural ecologist, but now focus on evolutionary questions at the population level, tested within a modelling framework. Ultimately, I hope to combine aspects of both to better understand how behaviour evolves and manifests in changes at the population level.
For more information, check out my Research tab!